Chymia was an annual peer-reviewed academic journal published in 12 volumes from 1948 to 1967. In 1947 a committee chaired by Charles Albert Browne Jr. and consisting of four other members, Claude K. Deischer, Rudolf Hirsch, Herbert S. Klickstein, and Henry M. Leicester, established the journal. The first issue was published in 1948 with Tenney L. Davis (1890–1949) as editor-in-chief.[1] Almost all of the articles were in English, but with a few in French or German.

DisciplineHistory of chemistry
LanguageEnglish, French, German
Edited byTenney L. Davis, Henry M. Leicester
Publication details
History1948–1967 with omission of years 1951, 1952, 1954–1958, & 1963
University of Pennsylvania & History Division, American Chemical Society (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Chymia
OCLC no.656252805

In 1969 Chymia was incorporated into the new journal Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences established by Russell McCormmach.[2]


  1. ^ Fruton, J. S. (21 August 1948). "Review of Chymia Annual Studies in the History of Chemistry". Nature. 162 (3): 301–302. doi:10.1038/162278a0. PMC 2598880.
  2. ^ Hiebert, Erwin N. (8 May 1970). "Book Review: Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences. Vol. 1. Russell McCormmach, ed". Science. 168 (3932): 735–736. doi:10.1126/science.168.3932.735.